2011 Survey Shows Stable Casino Industry Following Three Challenging Years

by Lou on May 4, 2011

Following three challenging years of economic instability, the U.S. commercial casino industry showed stable industry revenues in 2010—a significant improvement over figures from the past two years. According to a report  by the American Gaming Association (AGA), gross gaming revenues totaled $34.6 billion last year, a nearly 1 percent increase compared to 2009 figures.

“There’s no question; the last several years have been challenging for the commercial casino industry,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the AGA. “This year’s State of the States report confirms that there’s good reason to be optimistic about the future of gaming. The industry has made tough choices and implemented new strategies to persevere. As a result, casinos across 22 states continue to make significant contributions to the U.S. economy.”

Additional survey results indicate that overall acceptability of the industry remained high in 2010, as 82 percent of Americans view casino gaming as an acceptable activity for themselves or others.

Public polling data included in the report were collected by VP Communications, Inc. in conjunction with national pollster Peter D. Hart. A full copy of the 2011 State of the States can be downloaded at www.americangaming.org.

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